Travel

Reflections on 7 Weeks in Portugal as a Digital Nomad

I started writing this in The Marriott Hotel near Edinburgh Airport. Right now I’m finishing it off on my mum’s sofa while she takes a nap. This is my new normal: working from random places. I don’t have my own desk or home office or, er, home, for that matter, any more. After nearly six years of living in Edinburgh, four of which were spent growing my business, I finally […]

What It’s Like Living with Ulcerative Colitis (and Why I Quit My Super Strict Diet)

Most people haven’t heard of ulcerative colitis. It’s an IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) similar to Crohn’s and I have it. It’s the reason I ate nothing but meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and butter for five months. When told ulcerative colitis is an IBD, people sometimes say, ‘Oh yeah! I have IBS. It’s awful.’ But it’s not the same thing. ‘Irritable’ and ‘inflammatory’ are different. ‘Syndrome’ and ‘disease’ are different. Ulcerative […]

What I’ve Been Up To

Long time no post, eh? Sometimes I wonder whether I made the right decision to no longer stick to a publishing schedule. Because occasionally things like this happen, where I don’t post anything for over a month. And I don’t like it. Although I didn’t like frantically rushing to publish some piece of crap at 11.59pm on deadline day either. What I really need is to get into the habit […]